Monday, January 20, 2014

Don't give up on us

As you all know, I wear two very different hats: The Christian hat and the gay hat.

God is in the process of teaching me how to wear both at the same time.

This is very important to me because I want to bridge the gap between my two families. I love you all and I'm tired of having to choose.

Ephesians 4:32
And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

So let me put on my Christian hat and say to my gay brothers and sisters:

Please don't give up on us (Christians). We are all doing our best to follow God and be open minded about things we've never had to think about. It's scary and we are only human. How Christians treat you does not reflect how God feels about you.

Now let me put on my gay hat and say to my Christian brothers and sisters:

Please don't give up on us (The gay community). Our hunger and need for God is no different from yours. Oftentimes we feel like you are slamming the door of God's grace on us. Whether you agree with us or not we, as humans, are all just a bunch of lousy sinners who want to know God and have God know us.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

5 comments:

  1. My daughter has often also felt like she has one foot in each of two worlds. Thank you so much for this post!

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    1. As long as people continue to speak up and show love to both sides, I can only see it getting better from here! Hang in there everyone.

      Missa

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  2. Dear Missa, I found your blog through your mom's Facebook post. I'm very proud of you and the writing here! So, hey, if you want to jump into blogging with both feet --or maybe with all ten fingers-- I'm passing on to you the Liebster Award. http://betsyhenning.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-liebster-award-i-accept.html

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